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Lawmakers call for clemency for inmate released 90 years early

DENVER – Colorado’s House unanimously called on the governor last week to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Herald website wins Best of Show at annual awards banquet

The Durango Herald won Best of Show for online excellence Saturday at the annual Colorado Press Association awards in Littleton. The award means judges liked www.durangoherald.com more than any...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA plans Superfund update

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold public meetings in Silverton, Durango and Farmington this week to update communities on the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site. According to a...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm, dry weather set to break this week in Southwest Colorado

The warm, dry weather that many Southwest Coloradoans have enjoyed this April is set to break, as cooler temperatures and an increased chance of precipitation move into the region this week....

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students excel in academic competitions

For top students at Ignacio Middle School, a test preparation class might be partly responsible for their academic success. Forty-one students are taking the PSAT class this year, its fourth year...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town administrator Andrea Phillips resigns

Mancos Town Administrator Andrea Phillips has resigned after four years in the position. Phillips turned in her resignation letter Monday, Mayor Queenie Barz said Friday. Phillips’ contract as...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos crosswalk construction starts on U.S. 160

Mancos officials broke ground Monday on a pedestrian crossing project that has been in the works for more than a year. A crosswalk at the intersection of Beech Street and U.S. Highway 160 will help...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton to vote on in-town ATVs

Silverton voters will decide in a special election Tuesday the future use of all-terrain vehicles within town limits. In February, three petitions were circulated around town that sought to address...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘Getting ready to plant my pup-tunia’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Bailey Carlson sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “Getting ready to plant my pup-tunia.” Coming in a close second was “Cup O’ Pup” from reader...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cattle market recovers slightly from drop in prices

Despite battles with drought, weeds, grasshoppers and unpredictable market cycles, Wayne and Melody Semler aren’t planning on retirement. “When you are in a business like this, I don’t think you...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

University of Colorado Boulder cyclists make noise at Fort Lewis College Squawker Classic

Two Skyhawks came up a little shy of victory Saturday in the Squawker Road Classic’s Zia Taqueria Neighborhood Criterium event. Fort Lewis College claimed a pair of podium finishes in the...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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